Refreshing in its subject matter and the frankness with which it confronts taboos, the Berlin-set drama about the sexual awakening of a young, mentally impaired woman offers a rare look inside the psyche of someone limited from birth. Fine, provocative lines between exploitation and genuine fondness, jealousy and parental care are walked with commendable delicacy. Though the film ends rather abruptly with futures left wide open, superb performances and adept cinematography nonetheless ensure a memorable journey alongside those struggling for love.
Dora oder die sexuellen Neurosen unserer Eltern | Directed by Stina Werenfels (Switzerland 2015) with Victoria Schulz, Lars Eidinger. Starts May 21